AIRspace 2015 – 2016


AIRspace offers time-based residencies to emerging and mid-career artists and cross-disciplinary curators, providing free workspaces and opportunities to present/exhibit works-in-progress, curate exhibits and performances in the Abrons’ galleries and theaters, and teach in school-based education programs. For more information visit our website.

Daniel Bejar is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Bejar is a currently 2015 fellow in Interdisciplinary Work from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and was also a 2014 recipient of a Franklin Furnace Grant, and a 2013 recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Visual Arts Grant. Bejar’s work has been featured in publications such as The New Yorker, Harpers Bazaar HK, Magazine B, and Hyperallergic, among others. Bejar’s work has been exhibited internationally and was recently exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum’s”Crossing Brooklyn” exhibition in 2014. Additional exhibition venues include Espai d’art Contemporani de Castello, Spain; El Museo Del Barrio, NY; SITE Santa Fe, NM; Georgia State University, GA; Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany; and Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY. Bejar is a 2007 MFA sculpture recipient from the State University of New York, New Paltz, and received his BFA from the Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL

Doreen Garner is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Philadelphia, PA. Select exhibitions include “SHINY RED PUMPING,” Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2015), “Abjection” at the Rhode Island College Bannister Gallery, Providence, RI (2014), “Pussy Don’t Fail Me Now,” Cindy Rucker Gallery, NY (2015) and “Something I Can Feel” curated by Derrick Adams at Volta Art Fair (2016). Garner has recently completed residencies at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program (2015) and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2014). She is also a recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship Award, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (2014) Skowhegan/RISD Matching Fellowship Award, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (2014) and The Wood Institute Fellowship Research Grant, Philadelphia College of Physicians (2013). She holds a BFA in Glass from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and an MFA in Glass at the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently Garner is a 2015-2016 Artist in Residence at Abrons Arts Center and Van Lier Fellow at Wave Hill.

Maria Rapicavoli was born in Catania (Italy) and lives and works in New York. She received her B.A. from the Academy of Fine Arts in Catania and her M.A. from Goldsmiths University of London. She was a fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program in 2012. She was a 2014 resident at the International Study and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn and a 2013 resident at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space Residency Program in NY. She was granted the NCTM e l’arte award (2013) and the DE.MO/Movin’UP grant (2011) in Italy. In 2008 she won the Renaissance Prize Award at the Italian Cultural Institute in London and in 2004 she achieved a Postgraduate award in Arts and Humanities by AHRB in London. She has exhibited in several group shows including at Whitechapel Gallery, London; Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Museo di Villa Croce, Genova (Italy); Palazzo Reale, Milan; Guest Projects, London; Riso, Museum for Contemporary Art, Palermo, Italy; Strozzina, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence; Sala Rekalde Bilbao; Italian Cultural Institute London and New York.

George Terry was born in Lynchburg, Virginia and grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Terry is an interdisciplinary artist interested in materials, video, sound, and curating. He uses materials as diverse as his own body, cast plaster, machinery, green screen video, and manufactured fog to create explorations of alter ego and self. He received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, the Harriet W. Sheridan Center Collegiate Teaching Certificate from Brown University, and has been granted residencies including Skowhegan in Maine, Harold Arts in Ohio, The Studios of Key West in Florida, and an upcoming stay at Vermont Studio Center. His work has been exhibited at The Visual Centre for Contemporary Art in Carlow, ORO Gallery at GIBCA in Gothenburg, The University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor, NewInsight at ArtChicago, Cave in Detroit, The Mansion at Strathmore in Bethesda, GrizzlyGrizzly in Philadelphia, ADA Gallery in Richmond, Lu Magnus in New York, and Dan Graham in Los Angeles. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Jaimie Warren is a photographer and performance artist, and co-creator of the community-engaged traveling collective Whoop Dee Doo. Warren exhibits at New York City galleries the Hole, Higher Pictures and American Medium, and her work has been featured in ArtNews, the New York Times, artnet, Foam, Dazed & Confused and others. Warren is a 2015 fellow in Interdisciplinary Arts from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the recipient of the 2014 Baum Award for An Emerging American Photographer, and she is a new, featured artist in ART21’s documentary series “New York Close Up”. Warren has performed at venues including Vox Populi (Philadelphia), Showroom Mama (Rotterdam, NL), Getsumin (Osaka, JP), and Extrapool (Nijmegen, NL). Whoop Dee Doo (est. 2006) has created commissioned projects for organizations including the Smart Museum (Chicago), Loyal Gallery (Sweden), the Time-Based Arts Festival/Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (Portland, OR), the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA), and The Contemporary (Baltimore, MD), with a current summer 2016 artist residency with the High Line Education Department (New York, NY).

Joshua Lubin-Levy (curator) is a Brooklyn-based writer, scholar and dramaturg who works at the intersections of contemporary choreography and queer materialism. His public programs include Fred Herko: A Crash Course, Performance Studies NYU (2014); Ephemera As Evidence, commissioned by Visual AIDS, La MaMa Galleria (2014); Living Labor: Marxism & Performance Studies, Performance Studies NYU (2014). As a dramaturg, he has worked with a range of artists including Dean Moss, Julie Tolentino, Richard Move, Vaginal Davis and Jack Ferver.  His residencies include Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space Residency on Governors Island (2015), a multi-year collaboration with the Norwegian Theater Academy (2012 – 2015) and GuestHaus Residency, Los Angeles (2014).  He is a doctoral candidate in the department of Performance Studies (NYU) and in the finishing stages of his dissertation “Uncollectible: Jack Smith and Performing the ‘Hatred of Capitalism'” which centers on the artist, performer and filmmaker Jack Smith, looking at the intersection of dematerialization and collection defying arts practices that emerges within postwar American art.  He is the Public Program Coordinate for Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, and the co-founder (with Alan Ruiz and Aliza Shvarts) of Lumpen: a journal of queer materialism.

AIRspace is sponsored in part by Daniel J. and Edith A. Ehrlich Foundation, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

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